Rome riots: Feyenoord fan gets 18 mos. in prison; 43 others sentenced

Feyenoord football fans riot in Rome (Screenshot YouTube/Polizia di Stato)
Feyenoord football fans riot in Rome on the eve of the February 19, 2015 UEFA Europa League match (Screenshot YouTube/Polizia di Stato). (Feyenoord football fans riot in Rome on the eve of the February 19, 2015 UEFA Europa League match (Screenshot YouTube/Polizia di Stato))

One Feyenoord fan was sentenced to 18 months in prison, 6 of which conditionally suspended, for throwing a firework at police officers during the Rome riots earlier this year. The other 43 rioters were sentenced to community service of varying length. The Rotterdam judge found the rioters guilty of violence against the Rome police, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Public Prosecutor and police in the Netherlands identified and found 44 rioters based on photos and video footage of the riots. Their ages vary from 17 to 41 years. The 17 year old was sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

The court decided not to impose the Prosecutor's demand that the rioters have to report to a police station before each Feyenoord match.

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